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Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety Program

Credits: Canadian Red Cross / Croix-Rouge canadienne For many Indigenous people in Canada, being in, around or on the water is a part of everyday life. The Red Cross’ Indigenous Swim program is helping teach kids water safety skills, and training youth to be aquatics leaders in their communities.

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 20195 Views

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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Phillip’s Re-Election for 8th Term as President of UBCIC

(Xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory, BC – Sept. 20, 2019) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Philip on his re-election by acclamation to President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). As a visionary and committed leader he continues in this position to advance […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201992 Views

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Video: 2019 MNO AGA

September 20 2019 The 2019 MNO Annual General Assembly took place this August in Sault Ste. Marie, home of the Métis rights landmark court case R v. Powley. A celebration of Métis governance, culture and way of life, and the recent signing of the self-government agreement, the 2019 AGA brought citizens together to set the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201965 Views

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Media Advisory – Unifor to host conference on a sustainable economic transition for Canada

SASKATOON, Sept. 20, 2019 – Unifor and several like-minded organizations devoted to fighting climate change will hold a conference to discuss next steps for the economy and mobilizing for a worker-centred approach to green jobs. “Unifor supports the students around the world participating in this week’s ‘climate strike’ actions,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201968 Views

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Outstanding BC First Nations artists honoured with Fulmer Award

September 20, 2019 VANCOUVER – The BC Achievement Foundation (BCAF) today announced the six recipients of the Fulmer Award in BC First Nations Art. The recipients will be recognized for their artistic excellence in traditional, contemporary or media art at the 13th annual awards in First Nations Art celebration in November. “BC Achievement is honoured […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201970 Views

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ITK Pre-Budget Submission 2020

ITK is pleased to share our 2020 pre-budget submission. This pre-budget submission recommends that the key to supporting climate mitigation and adaptation in Inuit Nunangat is to make major investments in infrastructure, renewable energy, and Inuit-led climate and research initiatives. It focuses on the importance of broad infrastructure investments across Inuit Nunangat, as well as […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201961 Views

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Seniors around British Columbia to benefit from age-friendly supports

September 20, 2019 VICTORIA – British Columbia communities are encouraged to support seniors so they can live active, socially engaged and independent lives, as $500,000 in a new round of age-friendly grants are open for application. “Seniors who are connected to their communities and stay active live longer and healthier lives,” said Adrian Dix, Minister […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201955 Views

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ITK Outlines Priorities For Election 2019 And Budget 2020

September 20, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is calling on the next federal government to take action on Inuit priorities and bring Inuit Nunangat – the Inuit homeland – into the rest of Canada as a nation building exercise comparable in scale to the development of the trans-Canadian highway or the trans-national […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201965 Views

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UNESCO to promote new vision of education and measures to fight climate change at UN General Assembly in New York

September 20, 2019 The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will promote, and mobilize support for the Organization’s leadership in areas of global concern with a special focus on education, environmental science and press freedom at this year’s United Nations General Assembly which she will attend from 21 to 25 September. Ms Azoulay will officially launch […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201975 Views

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh meets with municipal leaders to address current issues facing region

September 19, 2019 Kenora, ON — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 met with municipal leaders from across Treaty #3 territory today in Naotkamegwanning First Nation to renew relationships and collaboratively address challenges with the mounting substance abuse and homelessness issues within the region. “This is the inaugural meeting so it’s historic and […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201958 Views

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Portage College and Artists to Officially Unveil Three Commissioned Art Pieces with Artist Talk

September 19, 2019 The Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art and Artifacts (MOAPAA) is hosting an exciting and unique event October 3. Chief Museum Curator, Joseph Sanchez, one of the last two living members of the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., will moderate an artist panel featuring Jason Carter, Stewart Steinhauer and Order of […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201941 Views

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Unifor supports Ontario Human Rights Commission recommendations to end racial profiling in law enforcement

September 20, 2019 Toronto – Unifor supports recommendations from the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s ‘Policy on Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement’ final report. “I applaud the Ontario Human Rights Commission for tackling the serious issue of racial profiling head-on, as this is the only way to root out this dangerous practice,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201974 Views

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Council of UArctic concludes meeting in Stockholm

September 20, 2019 Over 130 participants from UArctic’s member institutions attended the Council meeting at Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology from Sept 18-20, 2019, from 14 countries both in the Circumpolar North and from outside the region. Stockholm University’s Elisabet Idermark greeting participants: “It has been great to welcome everyone to Stockholm […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201938 Views

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In support of the Policy on eliminating racial profiling in law enforcement

September 20, 2019 Amnesty International Amnesty International entirely agrees that the need to address racial profiling in law enforcement is one of the most pressing human rights concerns in Ontario. The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s new policy is a welcome and urgently-needed tool for pressing forward with the concrete progress that is long overdue. It […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201941 Views

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Three Indigenous women appointed to KPU Board of Governors

September 19, 2019 Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes three new members to its Board of Governors. The new Indigenous governors include community member Rhiannon Bennett and two elected student board members, Taylor Lanthier and Samantha Jack. “Our new board members bring with them different backgrounds, expertise and diverse voices that will help us tackle issues and new […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201942 Views

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PAVED Arts turns Saskatoon Transit buses into mobile art galleries with 5th annual Toon’s on Transit exhibition

September 19, 2019 Photographers chosen from the 2019 Toons on Transit call for submissions were unveiled tonight at a reception hosted by PAVED Arts. Starting Wednesday, September 25, as part of the fifth annual Toon’s on Transit campaign, forty-four local photographers will have their work on display in Saskatoon Transit buses and on four Bus […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201963 Views

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Premier vows to upgrade Bamfield road after bus crash – Times Colonist

September 20, 2019 Premier John Horgan vowed Thursday to upgrade Bamfield Main logging road, where two UVic students died in a bus crash last week, but he did not say what changes would be made or when. “It’s terrible that a tragedy of two lives being lost had to focus our attention on it, but […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201966 Views

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Sarnia poet and writer set for double book launch – Sarnia and Lambton County This Week

September 20, 2019 Noted Sarnia writer and poet Sharon Berg is having a book launch on Sept. 29. But rather than taking the conventional path of launching a single book at her free instore event at The Book Keeper, Berg decided to go big by launching a pair of her books at the same time. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201960 Views

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Northern federal election hopefuls face off in Thompson – CBC

Forum aimed to see where candidates stand on northern, First Nation issues Sep 20, 2019 People in Thompson got the chance to meet some of the candidates running to represent their riding for the first time on Thursday night at a forum focused on issues First Nations people will consider when heading to the polls. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201957 Views

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Morning Brief: Wilson-Raybould slams politicians ‘seeking power for the sake of power itself’ – iPolitics

Sep 20, 2019 Good morning, readers. Former Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould is warning Canadian politicians, in a newly published book, that financial support for women’s equality initiatives cannot be used as a “hall pass” to cover for bad behaviour or systemic problems. “A woman’s lived experience is still often used against us, as a reason […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201996 Views

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Pot raid should not have happened—Sudbury-area native leader – The GrowthOp

Ted Roque said the band council put laws in place governing the operation of marijuana dispensaries to safeguard the community The arrest this week of Derek Roque–co-owner of the Creator’ s Choice cannabis dispensary on the Wahnapitae First Nation–should never have happened, said a band council member. “We don’ t need (an Ontario) licence to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201963 Views

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Saskatoon college instructor let go over racist comments posted on social media – APTN News

September 19, 2019 A Saskatoon college confirms that a hair styling instructor who was being investigated for racist comments is no longer employed with the institution. The MC College in Saskatoon, Sask., had previously suspended a staff member without pay while it investigated screenshots posted on social media, last weekend. The personal messages were shared […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201952 Views

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Treaty 3 Grand Chief supports federal compensation for victims of on-reserve child welfare system – Daily Miner and News

September 20, 2019 The Grand Chief of Treaty 3, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, is supporting the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s order for Canada to compensate First Nations children, youth and families affected by the on-reserve child welfare system. Under this system, children were removed from their homes on reserves and made wards of the state. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201978 Views

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Scheer Says He’d Fast-Track Pipeline Challenges Straight To Supreme Court – Huddle Today

Sep 19, 2019 A Conservative government would overcome legal objections to building new petroleum pipelines by fast-tracking any cases right to the Supreme Court of Canada, party leader Andrew Scheer says. Scheer and other Conservatives have for years said Ottawa has to “assert federal jurisdiction” to get important projects built, but he has not until […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201949 Views

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Noront Signs Agreements with Algoma Steel and Hatch Ltd. – Net Newsledger

September 20, 2019 THUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront”) (TSX Venture: NOT) announced agreements with Algoma Steel Inc. and Hatch Ltd. today to facilitate the development of the Ring of Fire mineral district and the associated Ontario-based processing facilities. “Noront is partnering with two Ontario-based industrial and engineering giants to advance Ring […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201950 Views

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Prescribed burn in partnership with Cook’s Ferry Indian Band – BC Gov’t

SPENCES BRIDGE – The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and Cook’s Ferry Indian Band plan to conduct a prescribed burn on the Shaniken 3 Indian Reserve, located southwest of the community of Spences Bridge. The prescribed burn is scheduled to start between Sept. 23 and Oct. 4, 2019, if weather, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201961 Views

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City of Thunder Bay: 2019 Mayor’s Community Safety Award Nominations Open

September 19, 2019 The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council is calling for nominations for the Ninth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay residents and groups who are working to make our city safer. Nominations officially open today, and the deadline for submissions is Oct. 4 at 4:30 pm. The awards will be […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201933 Views

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Liberals could have done more on Indigenous issues, Jody Wilson-Raybould says – Globalnews.ca

The Liberal government lost an opportunity to bring meaningful change for Indigenous Peoples over the past four years, Jody Wilson-Raybould argues in her new book, published against the backdrop of the federal election campaign. “Yes. Progress was made on Indigenous issues. But we still cannot say with confidence that the ship’s course has been shifted […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201945 Views

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GPRC hosts Juno nominee at student welcome event

September 19, 2019 GPRC’s Circle of Indigenous Students is hosting Juno-nominated Indigenous artist Kelly Fraser at its annual Student Welcome Celebration. The event held Thursday, September 25, 2019 in the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre is open to the community and will also feature Krazystone Traditional Drummers and Dancers, Metis Red Feather Jiggers and […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201947 Views

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OHRC’s new policy will support law enforcement to eliminate racial profiling

September 20, 2019 VAUGHAN—Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its new Policy on eliminating racial profiling in law enforcement at the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) CEOs Day. This policy, the first of its kind in Canada, offers practical guidance to help law enforcement identify and end racial profiling. The OACP […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201954 Views

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Two of Ontario’s Largest Industrial and Engineering Firms Partner With Noront to Advance Ring of Fire Development

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario, Sept. 20, 2019  — Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront”) (TSX Venture: NOT) announced agreements with Algoma Steel Inc. and Hatch Ltd. today to facilitate development of the Ring of Fire mineral district and the associated Ontario-based processing facilities. “Noront is partnering with two Ontario-based industrial and engineering giants to advance Ring of […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201981 Views

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Nunavik faces big backlog for infrastructure repairs – Nunatsiaq News

20 September, 2019 “We always receive very good service from the Ministry of Public Works, but there is insufficient funding” KUUJJUAQ—Jeannie Nungak, Nunavik’s regional councillor for Kangirsuk, received some good news last week when she heard that funding had been secured to knock down the community’s arena, which has been an eyesore since it was […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201958 Views

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Sixties Scoop Foundation begins consulting child welfare system survivors on mandate – CBC

1st engagement session is Saturday in Montreal Sep 20, 2019 The interim board of the foundation funded by the Sixties Scoop settlement will begin consulting Indigenous people across Canada this weekend on how it can best serve those affected by child welfare removal. Ten engagement sessions will take place across Canada between September and February […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201970 Views

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Announcing Three New Leadership Appointments – UM Today

September 19, 2019 — The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce three new leadership appointments: Dr. Michael Yellow Bird has been named Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis has been named Dean of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry and Ms. Lisa O’Hara has been named Vice-Provost (Libraries) and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201946 Views

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Origin House Announces Additional C$15 Million Tranche of Debt Financing from Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Ottawa, Canada – September 20, 2019 – CannaRoyalty Corp. d/b/a Origin House (CSE: OH) (OTCQX: ORHOF) (“Origin House” or the “Company”), a North American cannabis products and brands company, announced that it has received a further C$15 million advance of debt financing (the “Financing”) from Opaskwayak Cree Nation (“OCN”). Marc Lustig, Chairman and CEO of […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201947 Views

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We have come a long way toward reconciliation. But we are not there yet – The Globe and Mail

For Jody Wilson-Raybould, transforming Canada’s relationship to Indigenous people is a mission passed down through the generations. She says the work has only just begun Jody Wilson-Raybould is the Independent Member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of Vancouver Granville. She is the author of the new book From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201949 Views

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Rubicon Minerals Announces Marketed Private Placement for up to C$12 Million of Common Shares

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2019  – Rubicon Minerals Corporation (TSX: RMX | OTCQX: RBYCF) (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Cormark Securities Inc. to act as lead agent and including Canaccord Genuity Corp., Mackie Research Capital Corporation, BMO Capital Markets, Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Laurentian Bank […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201940 Views

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ARC Canada Supply Chain Event a Success with Major Milestone Announcement Coming

SAINT JOHN, Sept. 20, 2019 – Reflecting on the tremendous success of the September 12th Supply Chain Roundtable Event in Saint John, New Brunswick, Norman JD Sawyer, President & CEO of ARC Nuclear Canada, Inc. (ARC Canada) states “I was very impressed with the level of support from all levels of government and by the […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201951 Views

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Even if you have one ounce of Indigenous in you:’ Durham Catholic students urged to self-identify – durhamregion.com

DCDSB says identifying can help students find cultural connections DURHAM — With a new school year underway, Durham’s Catholic school board is reminding students with Indigenous ancestry to self-identify. “You don’t need to have any sort of verification,” says Melanie O’Neill, Indigenous education adviser with the Durham Catholic District School Board. And, you don’t need […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201974 Views

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RNC Minerals Closes Oversubscribed $18.5 Million Bought Deal Financing

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2019  – RNC Minerals (TSX: RNX) (“RNC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal financing, including the partial exercise of the over-allotment option, of 46,156,000 units of the Company (the “Units”), at a price of $0.40 per Common Share (the “Issue Price”), for gross proceeds to the […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201943 Views

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3 Concordia researchers collaborate to engage Indigenous knowledges in the study of physics – Concordia University News

A New Frontiers in Research Fund grant will support interdisciplinary approaches to decolonizing science September 20, 2019 Interdisciplinary research is becoming increasingly relevant in our complex world. Yet, as many modern scholars are aware, it also can be a challenge. For two science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers and an Indigenous scholar at Concordia, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201973 Views

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Maskwacis celebrates new chapter with grand opening of first public library – CBC

‘Everyone that seems to utilize it has nothing but good things to say about it’ Sep 20, 2019 A trip to the local library has finally become a possibility for 15,000 people living in Maskwacis. The library, in the Howard Buffalo Memorial Centre, will celebrate its grand opening Friday afternoon, although it has been open […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201950 Views

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Planned Power Outage in Arviat

Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) would like to inform the residents of Arviat that there will be a community-wide planned power outage on Sunday, September 22 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. This power outage is required to perform repairs and maintenance to improve reliability in the distribution system. QEC would like to thank the residents for […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201937 Views

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New NAFTA deal isn’t perfect but ‘in the circumstances’ is good for Canada: Brian Mulroney – National Post

‘There are a lot of people down there in that administration who are protectionists, whereas Ronald Reagan and Bush and Clinton were free traders’ ANTIGONISH, N.S. — It may be imperfect, but the new NAFTA is a “good deal” for Canada, Brian Mulroney said Wednesday, despite Andrew Scheer’s insistence that the Americans “took it all.” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201994 Views

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Child welfare agency breaches privacy looking for children’s mother – APTN News

September 19, 2019 A northern Manitoba child welfare agency claims it published the names of a mother and her children in a local newspaper because it couldn’t find the woman any other way. The Cree Nation Child & Family Caring Agency confirmed it placed a quarter-page advertisement in the Opasquia Times in August. The ad, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201946 Views

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Moneta Announces Closing Of Strategic Investment By Eric Sprott

Toronto, Ontario – September 20, 2019 – Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. (TSX:ME) (OTC:MPUCF) (XETRA:MOP) (“Moneta” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the closing of a non-brokered private placement financing with Eric Sprott of (a) 4,545,455 common shares at a price of $0.11 per share (the “Shares”) and (b) 15,625,000 common shares at a price […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201941 Views

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Bawating Urban Indigenous Hub and housing proposed for Gateway site – Sault Star

A proposed $40 million development for the Gateway site will be presented to city council Monday. If they agree to move forward on a Memorandum of Understanding, a community consultation process and environmental assessment are the next steps. September 19, 2019 Sault Ste. Marie’s Gateway site could be transformed to a Bawating Urban Indigenous Hub. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201956 Views

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Federal candidates make pitches to B.C. First Nations at AFN meeting – CBC

Candidates focused on climate change, UNDRIP and reacted to Trudeau’s brownface photos Sep 19, 2019 Several federal election candidates delivered their pitches to B.C. First Nations leadership at a meeting in Musqueam on Thursday, speaking about their commitments to issues like climate change, Indigenous rights and title and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201948 Views

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Unifor: Workers at seven Crown corporations set to strike

September 19, 2019 REGINA—Unifor members at four more Crown corporations have voted overwhelmingly to strike if necessary, bringing the province-wide total to seven. “Scott Moe is steering Saskatchewan towards a major service disruption,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “All because he refuses to grant Crown workers the same pay increase that he gave himself.” […]

by pnationtalk on September 20, 201936 Views

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Engagement begins on Yukon’s Mineral Development Strategy

Joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations and the Government of Yukon A new independent panel will engage with Yukoners to develop a mineral development strategy for the territory. Its members are Math’ieya Alatini, Angus Robertson, and Doug Eaton. Robertson is the Chair of the panel. The three-member panel has been appointed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201978 Views

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